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I Find It Hard to Let Go

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 218 People

    mamapeaches mamapeaches 18-21, F 2 Responses May 8

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    It's been almost a year,

    and I still find it so difficult to let go of my ex. Keeping him in my life is only hurting me I know it. I am so confused that it's so hard to focus on everything else. Ah, I need to cry tonight... It's been an exhausting and rough day.
    SweetRose22 SweetRose22 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 21

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    Soppy Mother

    I'm a terribly soppy mother.  I cried buckets when my last child went to school.  There are so many things that I wish would never end: - my children kissing and cuddling me in public - giving me 'spantaneous' homemade gifts, especially drawings and mud creations...
    wildernessgirl wildernessgirl 36-40 9 Responses Oct 13, 2009

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    I find it hard to let go of what makes me happy

    for the moment, but kills me emotionally long-term.
    clobobxo clobobxo 16-17, F 1 Response May 4

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    2 years ago, i noticed a guy from our school.

    he wasn't my classmate and i just got really interested in him because he was so quiet and unique. His name was Jude. but i stopped liking him when a close friend of mine(Geraldine) said she likes him. In that year, that close friend of mine fell in love with someone else then...
    jhen17 jhen17 13-15, F Dec 18, 2014

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    Sometimes I Grieve...

    People commonly talk about weaning breastfed babies and how the mother finally gets her body back to herself.  But no-one ever talks about the grieving process associated with giving up breastfeeding. I haven't breastfed for around 7 or 8 years but every now and again I ...
    wildernessgirl wildernessgirl 36-40 2 Responses Oct 13, 2009

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    I don't think I can do this anymore... I don't think I can talk to you, see you, view your photos or others photos of you... I can't do this to myself anymore. You're a drug to me...
    MissAutumn MissAutumn 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    Sometimes all you need to do is to let go. Take a step back from everything and take it all in. It is definitely a hard thing to do, but sometimes it is what needs to be done. I...
    Haywee123 Haywee123 22-25, F May 16

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    It's been a very long time since I've been in a relationship with him.He broke it off a long time ago and it was one of the worst days of my life.After the breakup, I avoided the...
    KAYDUBAU KAYDUBAU 31-35, F May 1

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    Haha okay, so I've literally just written this now. It kinda spun off the end of my fingers. Please, please, please, give me advice on this. Is it okay? Hello. It’s crazy that...
    Madgiddypig Madgiddypig 13-15, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    My whole life waiting for the right time To tell you how I feel. Know I try to tell you that I need you. Here I am without you. I feel so lost but what can I do? 'Cause I know this...
    skykidx1 skykidx1 22-25, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    It’s weird to think how my life has changed so much just within a very short period of time. When I first started college, I wanted to get away from home. I’m not the biggest...
    Haywee123 Haywee123 22-25, F May 10

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    What makes you attractive? But beauty is not the only thing that makes people attractive. There are many people out there with slightly better than average looks who are a magnet...
    birdsrestingonabranch birdsrestingonabranch 22-25, F 2 Responses May 9

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    fconfessions of a tickle slave part 1: I wake up and start to get out of bed to get my breakfast then I feel a tug on my ankle and fall over. "ugh" I think to myself " I forgot...
    oceanskywalker oceanskywalker 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 26

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    I hate being lied to cause then I'll be like yay everything is fine when it's not then later on I just find out anyways from someone else or maybe you that you did lie and that...
    KaylaDem33 KaylaDem33 18-21, F May 10

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    I'm trying to leave you. I won't answer your texts, your snapchats, your calls, your invitations to hang out. As much as I want nothing more than to hear your voice and see you and...
    saraandherfoxes saraandherfoxes 22-25, F May 15

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    Sometimes in life we are faces with very difficult and hard decisions. Some for the bad; some for the better. But you never know what they might be until you make them. Inside...
    Haywee123 Haywee123 22-25, F May 10

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    We all want true, honest, and real friends on here. It is just hard to find as it is not only about someone you can trust, but someone you can talk to about common intetests or...
    Destroyedandgone Destroyedandgone 18-21, M 1 Response a week ago

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    Dear Robert, There are days where I want to give up, where everything feels so wrong. Where I feel alone and broken. I had days where I just wanted to give up and vanish. Then I...
    untilmydeath untilmydeath 18-21, F Apr 28

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    5/12/15 11:15 PMHi Ivan.I have a confession to make, the first time I saw you I don’t really like you. Something’s telling me to back off….. The first month with...
    prestinewhite prestinewhite 18-21, F May 15

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    i've been thinking about writing you a letter...an anonymous love letter...and sending it to you...bad idea, i know...but i have to channel this crazy somewhere...no one to talk to...
    kikilie kikilie 26-30, F 4 days ago

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    Hi OW, I guess that you have heard of me. I'm not his wife, I'm his daughter. I don't write you because I want to judge you, I know that the big pig in this situation is my father...
    GalacticMermaid GalacticMermaid 22-25, F 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    I will sum it up mostly since it's very long, but here it is: I was introduced to her when I visited my dad's family, she was the girl that lived up the road. I can't remember...
    Saravegan2 Saravegan2 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 30

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    I am a manager and leader. I have to take a strategic approach to work and have done the same with life. I have then been beaten up by this. I am not who I thought I would be...
    grommit3 grommit3 36-40, F Apr 26

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    I truly believe true friends are hard to find out ! I have friends and one best friend ! They are not my true friend ! They just show to be good on my eyes ! I don't trust them...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Apr 29

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    I haven't cried in years but sometimes I just want to I'd just like to cry but I can't I just can't When you have a mind like mine you constantly thinking I burdened with the...
    natsufairy12 natsufairy12 13-15, M Apr 29

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    She steps out of the shower...wipes the steamy mirror, and a stranger looks back at her....and says....."All these thoughts are not resting in my head.....its only you in my heart...
    SassyBabe39 SassyBabe39 41-45, F 1 Response May 4

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    I left home when I was 16 yrs old. I quickly learned the harsh realities of REAL LIFE. I have seen many disheartening things. I have learned most life lessons the hard way, and I...
    BrokeBandit BrokeBandit 36-40, F May 9

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    First with the abusive mom. Why would I want to celebrate the woman who spanked a 2 year old with 2x4 for leaving a toy out? Why would I want to celebrate the woman who set our...
    teadiva teadiva 31-35, F 1 Response May 11

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    Hi, a day or two ago a friend on EP asked me to describe to her how I interact with nature when I fly ( Hang Gliding) and she specifically asked about mountains and the air. So I...
    wraithorn wraithorn 41-45, M 5 Responses May 15

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    "You see I am the wolf, And this dirty, little piggy lives inside of me. You see every now and then, I forget which one that I want and which one that I need. I have come to...
    MrCutBleedSmile MrCutBleedSmile 18-21, M May 16

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    Katie, she was amazing, I have a mental illness and so my mind is not always clear, after I got out of jail for drug possession and went into recovery they changed my meds around...
    squeezenbiteme squeezenbiteme 31-35, M 1 Response May 16

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    I'm still young, only twenty one but I do want to find myself and not to be so lost like my alcoholic brother or my confused mother. I surrounded by misguided unhappy people that...
    TheVirginRapids TheVirginRapids 18-21, F Apr 26

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    Control...Letting the Curves Take You...The answer to control is practicing surrender.Trying to maintain control in this life is a bit like trying to maintain control on a roller...
    anghel77 anghel77 36-40, F Apr 27

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    Its easier to just give in to my husband and let him have sex then it is to deal with his attitude. I know my depression is hard on my husband and he still desires me, so I let...
    KAM0764 KAM0764 51-55, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I need to let you go and move on. It is so much harder than it looks but I'm getting hurt. We are hurting each other over and over again. You make me go insane. Im still so young...
    brennpoo brennpoo 13-15, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Enthusiastically, believing that soon, tomorrow or the day after tomorrow, it would all pay of. But it doesn't. It's been so long , and I am still faraway from my goals. Yesterday...
    BlueConfusion BlueConfusion 31-35, F Apr 27

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    They say that if you love someone, let them go. That is the weirdest thing ever. If you really love someone. You are going to try your hardest to get them back.
    ninjadentistinspace ninjadentistinspace 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 28

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    When I am looking for a new job on the countless job sites online, I let myself get discouraged. They want 50 years with a doctorate degree in clerical. Okay obvious not that much...
    Overit1 Overit1 36-40, F May 1

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    Was hanging out with a co-worker for a while. . Then he became most senior on shift, after some guys got rotated up too dayshift. Being most senior on each shift usually means...
    skinnyray skinnyray 26-30, M May 2

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    I used to be very happy and friendly, and I had a lot of friends. I don't really know how but I kinda got depressed and then stopped liking people. I find it hard to cope in with...
    Yuppierobo Yuppierobo 16-17, F May 4

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    It's been 6 days since our last contact.I'm at the point of trying to let him go slowly,but its hard when your emotionally invested in that person.My heart is trying to understand...
    KAYDUBAU KAYDUBAU 31-35, F 2 Responses May 7